A triangular region is bounded by the two coordinate axes and the line given by the equation 2x + 3y = 6. What is the area of the region, in square units?
To find the height of the triangle, let x = 0
Then y = 2 = the height
To find the width of the base, let y = 0
Then x = 3 = the base width
Area = (3)(2) / 2 = 3 units^2